6 Lawn Care Tips To Focus On This Season
It’s winter which means that our gardens can soon become quite messy and unattractive, unless we’re particularly vigilant. But when the weather is terrible, chucking it down with rain and snow, and it’s blowing a gale outside, it’s hardly a surprise that we don’t want to go outside to tend to our flowerbeds.
But if you don’t try and do something at this time of year, you may well come to regret it when the weather cheers up and spring returns. If you’re struggling with everything at this time of year, get in touch with Somerset lawn care company Andrew Tabor Landscaping and we can come and give you a hand.
But in the meantime, here are some top winter lawn care tips to help your garden make it through to spring in one piece.
You need to give your lawn as much time to rest at this time of year as possible, which will no doubt be music to your ears! If you can, keep off the grass when it’s frosty or wet as walking on it in this condition can cause real damage that may well last well into spring.
Yet another task you don’t have to do during winter – freeing up your time for other garden pursuits. You should only mow the grass if it’s absolutely necessary and do not do it at all if you know that frost is forecast.
Clear the leaves
You’ll find there aren’t as many leaves on your lawn during winter as in autumn but you do still need to clear them off the grass as and when they land. Use a light rake to avoid causing any lasting damage to help prevent moisture from being trapped and diseases and worm activity encouraged at this time of year.
Get the garden fork out
When it’s bright outside, aerate your lawn using a spiking machine or your garden fork to help improve drainage and get more air into the root system of the lawn. This will really help it stay healthy when the weather gets better.
Give your grass a winter feed
Don’t use too much feed on your grass during the winter as too much can mean you see excessive top growth, while your roots may not grow as strong. But there is specific winter fertiliser you can now purchase that may prove beneficial if applied.
Look out for puddling
If there’s been a lot of heavy rainfall, you might well see puddles appearing on your lawn. This may mean that the soil has compacted under the grass, which means you’ll need to aerate these parts of the lawn when spring comes back once again.